Angie Claeys, Vice President of Uniform Services at Fine Tune, Wins 2022 Women in Supply Chain Award for Director of Supply Chain and Demand
—Rich Ham, CEO, Fine Tune
CHICAGO, Illinois, USA, Sept. 19, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Fine Tune, an indirect spend management service provider, today announced that Supply & Demand Chain Executive, the only publication covering the entire global supply chain, named Angie Claeys, vice president of uniform services at Fine Tune, as the winner of the 2022 Women in Supply Chain award.
The Women in Supply Chain award honors female supply chain leaders and executives whose accomplishments, mentorship and example have laid the foundation for women at all levels of a company’s supply chain network. . This year’s list includes individuals from software and service providers, consultants and universities, trucking and transportation companies, professional development agencies, procurement and supply divisions, etc., all of whom have helped supply chain customers and the supply chain community as a whole prepare for many of the challenges of today and tomorrow.
Angie is recognized for her work with customers in what is known as the “Customer Implementation Phase”, the beginning of the Fine Tune customer service lifecycle. In this role, Angie has helped shape the supply chain by using her world-class and insider industry knowledge to provide customers with absolutely optimal uniform leases, generating savings of 20-50% for customers.
Over the past year, Angie’s work with her customers has had even more impact in the current landscape of inflation, supply disruptions and labor shortages, as many suppliers have used these factors as margin gain opportunities. This practice has complicated the already nuanced and cumbersome uniform rental spend category, making it increasingly difficult for supply chain/supply managers to understand spend and close truly competitive deals. Angie’s work helps to extract and discern what is real from what is artificial for margin grabbing purposes, keeping things competitive in the marketplace and relieving the added burden and confusion of supply and supply chain customer plates.
The level of service Angie provides to customers is particularly remarkable due to her extensive but complex experience and knowledge of the uniform rental service. Prior to joining the Fine Tune team, she spent 13 years at Aramark Uniform Services’ factory in South Bend, Ind., one of the largest in the nation, rising from sales and service to general manager , then to the Vice President of Operations. , being the only woman and youngest executive to hold the title at that time. Such experience and understanding of how every aspect of the Uniform Rental operation influences customer costs and service levels gives customers access to unparalleled insights and, therefore, the most cost effective programs. optimal.
“Angie Claeys is a dynamic leader who has excelled in the traditionally male-dominated uniform rental industry, not despite being a woman, but because she is a woman who has practiced and developed the confidence and the tenacity necessary to achieve its objectives. Angie is a master of her craft. The deeply nuanced knowledge and experience she has gained over her career is invaluable to clients who have always struggled with the onerous nature of the uniform rental category. Angie navigates the complexities of the industry with finesse and handles even the most delicate processes with a steady hand,” commented Rich Ham, CEO of Fine Tune.
“When I launched this award three years ago, I was ready for an uphill battle. I envisioned a long way to go to educate the supply chain industry enough about why it was important to recognize women in the supply chain, but this award, the winners and those who submitted nominations, men and women, testify that supply chain organizations were already recognizing their women leaders; they had just need a better platform,” says Marina Mayer, Senior Editor of Supply & Demand Chain Executive and Food Logistics. “This year we received over 280 submissions. Nearly 100 of those submissions were from men. I’m so proud of everyone who participated, men and women. I am proud to call these women mentors, role models and friends of the industry. I am proud to interview them, support them and help promote see their journey. And I hope to see all of the winners from this year and past at our next Women in Supply Chain Forum.
About Fine Tuning
Based in Chicago, Illinois, Fine Tune partners with companies to research, negotiate, manage and audit certain complex indirect spend programs. Led by executive-level industry insiders, Fine Tune has also developed proprietary auditing software that monitors customer invoices to ensure compliance with implemented agreements. Several of the world’s best-known brands have chosen Fine Tune, including Cargill, Pep Boys, Siemens, Advance Auto Parts, Caterpillar and MilliporeSigma. For more information, visit www.FineTuneUS.com.
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